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Photographer Martin Parr’s breakthrough series The Last Resort

Martin Parr’s rise to fame The Last Resort, was an unwavering series of photographs that featured the working-class seaside resort of New Brighton, situated in Merseyside, as the primary subject. The series of photographs is what helped to bring Martin Parr to broad public attention during the mid-1980s. Since the launch of the Last Resort, …

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Michael Najjar – Outer Space, ignition, 2019

Michael Najjar & Outer Space – Shooting for the stars

Michael Najjar’s galactic trip Michael Najjar is slated to be the very first artist to travel to space in an exploration of his craft and artistry. His work, Outer Space, was actually created while Najjar was training for the Virgin Galactic project. The Virgin Galactic Project is the brainchild of founder Richard Branson. The project …

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Photographer William Eggleston’s Democratic Forest book

William Eggleston might not have aroused much attention in his prime time, but his work has continued to gain more and more relevance in today’s society. He’s been compared to the likes of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Faulkner, and rightly so. Of Eggleston’s work, however, The Democratic Forest is perhaps his most ambitious …

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Why did Kimsooja crisscross South Korea with her Bottari Truck?

Kimsooja’s trip through South Korea Kimsooja is a celebrated interdisciplinary artist who uses various artistic disciplines and mediums to weave a tale regarding concepts such as migration and cultural issues. Her work has been praised as giving center stage to these issues, and one of these renowned pieces is the Cities on the Move – …

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Alexander Gronsky & Norilsk – The most depressing city on earth

Norilsk by Alexander Gronsky is a photographic series that can trace its origins back to 2013. Norilsk was created after Gronsky’s popular works Pastoral (2013). Unlike Pastoral, however, which was clearly set in the Soviet suburbia and designed to open individuals up to nature, Norilsk carried a much darker and gloomier tone. Norilsk was …

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Who is photographer Li Wei?

Li Wei’s work is anything but cautious or wary. In fact, it can be described as peculiar or quirky, depending on your perception of life. Characterized by bodies that are often positioned in near-impossible angles, such as buried in windscreens and toppling off skyscrapers, Li Wei’s bizarre works are distinctive. Li Wei was …

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What is Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Theaters photography project all about?

Hiroshi Sugimoto biography Hiroshi Sugimoto was born in 1948 in Tokyo but later moved to Los Angeles to pursue photography at the Art Centre College of Design. He settled in New York, where he soon began his study of conceptual photography. Over the years, Hiroshi Sugimoto has become one of the most critically acclaimed artists …

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Huaxi is China’s richest village. Shi Yangkun took these photos

China’s model socialst village is also it’s richest At the middle of the 1980s the collectivization process ended up failing in China. But even so, there are repercussions to deal with and the countryside in particular still retains some of the ideas such as individualism, privatization or marketization. There are villages like Huaxi, Nanjie or …

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Do Rineke Dijkstra’s Beach Portraits stand the test of time?

Rineke Dijkstra’s photography Dutch photographer Rineke Dijkstra utilizes photography in a way that many other contemporary artists do not. Not only do her photographs take on certain characteristics of paintings, but the subjects included appear to be a lot more present and unmediated in accurate and uncontaminated detail. Rineke Dijkstra was born in 1959 in …

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Public Delivery goes East: Golden balloons in Central Asia & beyond

We are closing off 2018 with a selection of recent performances from our Silence Was Golden project. These golden balloons were blown up loosely around the Silk Road, including some of the most remote locations in Central Asia, such as the desert of Turkmenistan and other rugged and sparsely populated spots in Tajikistan and …

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SEFT-1 – This futuristic car explored Mexico’s abandoned railways

About SEFT-1 Artists and brothers Ivan Puig and Andres Padilla Domene were the masterminds responsible for SEFT-1 Abandoned Railways Exploration Probe project. SEFT-1 or Sonda de Exploración Ferroviaria Tripulada was an interactive, interdisciplinary art project that explored disused railway lines and their historical importance, as well as their social implications. As a road and rail …

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Aleix Plademunt visits Dubailand, the world’s most expensive theme park

What is Dubailand? After being exposed to numerous renderings and 3d models of Dubailand, a new place near Dubai, photographer Aleix Plademunt decided to visit the place. Dubailand was compiled over a 3-month period that saw Aleix Pledemunt travel across the rich oasis of Dubai, which is a city that has come to be known …

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